Saturday, February 11, 2012

Stampendous Color Fragment Blog Hop


This Saturday the Stampendous team has something extra special planned for you...we have combined our regular monthly challenge with a blog hop showcasing some of the great new products released at CHA last month!  Pull up a chair, grab a warm beverage and yummy snack, and get ready to be wowed!  Be sure to scroll through my whole post; links to other hoppers, prize pack photos, and details on how to win are included below!

The new Color Fragments are so much fun. You can use them as they are or easily crush them to make them tinier. If they're hanging off the edges of your project...no problem. They cut like butter with your scissors. 

As soon as I saw the Powder Blue Fragments they reminded me of robins eggs. I couldn't wait to try covering a frame with them!  

I borrowed the above photo from the Stampendous site. They do such a GORGEOUS job on photographing projects! Here you can see it against my lovely pea soup plaster wall. ;)


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Powder Blue Color FragmentsStampendous Cling Jumbo SongbirdStampendous Nest Egg Perfectly Clear, Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter, Watercolor Pencils, wood frame, Mod Podge, acrylic paint
Instructions
1. Paint frame with white acrylic paint.
2. Using wet adhesive, cover frame with Color Fragments and glitter.
3. Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the Color Fragments and glitter to ensure they stay put. (this isn't necessary if its not going to be handled a lot and you use a good wet adhesive. I knew I was shipping this off to CHA so I wanted to be sure the Fragments and glitter were stuck down)
4. Stamp bird and egg on cardstock. Color with watercolor and cut out. 
5. To form the nest, cut many strips of brown cardstock. Mix a solution of craft glue and water. Dampen cardstock strips with glue solution and shape a nest. Allow to dry
6. Adhere stamped bird and eggs inside the nest and adhere to the frame. 


If you have not checked out this month's great texture challenge, you can read all the details on the Stampendous blog.  Now, check out the whole list of fabulousness for today:


As you hop from blog to blog, being wowed by all the amazing new goodies we are showing off, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of these five fantastic prize packs.  Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments from Stampendous:







Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win one!!  You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th. Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address. 

And don't forget....We want YOU to play along with us in our monthly challenge!  Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you've loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the linky tool below my signature (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive the gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.


79 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

This is a really neat project. What a great way to use the color fragments, and I love that little nest!

Wendy said...

WOWZA Wendy!!! Not only are your boys adorable, this is an AMAZING project!!! I can't wait to give this a try!!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

absolutely gorgeous project thanks for sharing

Barb Housner
bjhouse2004 at yahoo dot com

Kirsten Alicia said...

Great project, I love the bird.

Jennie P. said...

I loveeeee the paper scraps bird nest. It looks so real and cool!

Taylor said...

Seriously, Wendy, I almost fell out of my chair the first time I saw this. It is AMAZING!!!

Margie said...

Wow, what a beautiful frame!

craftymom205 said...

Great project.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

What a creative idea. I have only just discovered these fragments and have yet to play with the order I received this week. Hopefully, I'll have time this weekend. Great directions here, as well!!

Barb said...

What a creative idea. I have only just discovered these fragments and have yet to play with the order I received this week. Hopefully, I'll have time this weekend. Great directions here, as well!!

Jessica said...

this is beautiful! love the fabulous nest you made!!!! :)

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and love thelittle blue egg peeking out! Mary Werner

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful frame and like the way you made your bird nest. Neat way to use on my layouts and cards.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Cute cute boys! and hahaha they also reminded me of robin's eggs - 'cept I have no where near your creativity to form a nest! WAY COOL project my friend!

shari said...

What a great idea for a frame. It's beautiful. Shari (cricutrookie)
cricutrookie at aol dot com

Lynn B said...

What a cute and creative idea! I love the bird and that darling little nest. Thanks for sharing!

Friday said...

Awesome frame. Love those fragments. TFS..

webgranny19 said...

thanks for the chance to win some of your fab products lindawilliamson19@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

that is such a nice frame and adding the bird and nest was the perfect touch
upnurse at aol dot com

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the effect of the blue fragments. It does remind me of the birds eggs!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful - love the added bird embellie!

Gretchen said...

I love all the texture on this project. I especially love the birds nest.

Gretchen Weller
Gretchen.weller25@gmail.com

StampendousGraphics said...

Such a gorgeous project! This has been one of my absolutely favorite things ever done with Color Fragments.

Sharon Jones said...

Wendy, I love LOVE your sweet project! Yes, this color works perfectly for Robin's egg blue!

Janelle said...

Oh this is going to have to happen at my house! I love that frame and birdie with bird nest. Definitely inspired!

Brenda said...

love love love this frame!!!
hugs
Brenda

Pam Hornschu said...

This frame is soooo amazing. Your photo actually shows more shimmer than the STampendous one did. Love how you created the nest...need to remember that. Oh, yeah, and cute kids, too!

Kimmy said...

Very Boy! LOVE IT! I love how the next looks too.

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful frame - loved the little bird. Thanks for sharing.

lindagk23 said...

WOW! Your project is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

LORRAINE p said...

I just LOVE the color fragments after just the first hop on the blog. Going to order some right now.

P.S.- I hope I win ;-)

LORRAINE p said...

and I forgot- Love the frame with the bird. SWEET

Sue D said...

Fabulous frame. The fragments are perfect with this bird and nest.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Indy said...

Beautiful!

Debc06 said...

Love the birds nest. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

What an absolutely awesome frame!

Ginny said...

Love the bird and nest.

L Townsend said...

love the bird and the frame makes it go together
cute!
thanks for sharing
just love these fragments
guess gonna have to get some
lilfeather@sti.net

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wendy, I agree with all the girls. This is truly amazing! It's such a creative way to use color fragments. Your bird and nest are gorgeous! Love, Love, Love this.

christi said...

this is so cute, when i first looked at the bird i thought it was a 3-d not even stamped. great job!

Barb King said...

I love that blue on the frame, it does look like a robin's egg color. Cute project!

trisha too said...

PRETTY piece, Wendy--the bird is adorable!

:)

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

very pretty! thanks for sharing...ella aka cmella04

Cyndi Honor said...

Great pic of the boys and wonderful creativity with the bird and nest! The Color Fragments add a great texture to compliment your project!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how these look on a frame.

Diana said...

This is so cute. Love the new products.TFS and Good luck everyone.

Gwen Howard said...

Very creative and beautiful! Love the fragments.

dladystampsalot@gmail.com

Gwen Howard said...

Very creative and beautiful! Love the fragments.

dladystampsalot@gmail.com

Benwah said...

What a great project. Liked the glitter used with the color fragments. The nest with bird is really cool.

slayer2b@hotmail.com

rykersgma said...

Love your creativity. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.
rykersgma
camrycar at netzero dot net

Scrappychick said...

WOW Wendy, this is unbelievably cool! LOve the way the frame turned out and the birds nest is just perfect!

Jan Garber said...

The blue fragments are perfect for this type of project! Love the nest and the Mod Podge tip! Wonderful frame!

Sara said...

I really like your colors and your birds nest is adorable!

DWD said...

This is so cool. I never would have thought of this. I need this stuff. LOL

howo34 said...

I love the bird and the bird nest. Very unique and cool!

PXH said...

Love the photo project, so exciting to see products and uses for them. Yeah.
halloranpx at aol dot com

Katina said...

Great project and love the way you decorated the frame with the faux eggshells. I also loved how you made your nest, very clever! Thanks for participating in the bloghop and for the great giveaway!!

Colleen said...

Beautiful project and quite creative
ColleenB.
ckb_49@yahoo.com

JoAnne said...

I love these new fragments of color, what a wonderful way to add dimension and color to my projects. Thanks for sharing!

Terri Burnette said...

These fragments are so cool! I can think of so many ways to use them. Thanks for sharing.

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Tenia Nelson said...

This is soooooo cool!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lea said...

I so love your project! The bird nest is really cool and I might have to try making a smaller version for a card sometime with my Stampendous bird. Truly awesome!

Lea Kimmel
leadonna24@aol.com

Bernie said...

What a cute and creative idea! I love the bird and that darling little nest.
Blessings Bernie
berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com

Caroline D. said...
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Caroline D. said...

Very pretty frame!! Love all the extra texture the fragments gave to the frame! cduncan1310@surry.net

CraftyRia said...

Great projects! I love the use of the color fragments.

Lillian Child said...

That nest is absolutely GORGEOUS! Really great creativity!

Anonymous said...

The more I see the fragments, and the colors, I'm really getting to like these. And they add a pretty effect to the paper, and other projet.

Margaret Ann

Carol said...

Lovely frame, such a greatuse of the product!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Candy Spiegel said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to try it.
candyspiegel@yahoo.com

lynda said...

I've never heard of Color Fragments until now. They do make a pretty background.

Susan Draxler said...

Absolutely fabulous

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous frame, Wendy. LOVE the bird~just beautiful!
cardsbyhelen@gmail.com

Mary Allen said...

I love the way you made the nest on your beautiful project!

bbsox55 said...

Love the nest!!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous! Love this color of the Fragments!
DeniseB

Jingle said...

This is just stunning!